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Nakamura Takes on All Comers at the U.S. Open
July 1, 2009
The 21-year-old two-time Champion Hikaru Nakamura, will play all comers at a simultaneous exhibition on Friday, August 7th at the US Open in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Norms for Shankland and Lenderman in Philly
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 29, 2009
Young IMs Sam Shankland and Alex Lenderman both earned their second GM norms at the Philadelphia International! Meanwhile IM Jacek Stopa tied for first with Lenderman with 7/9.
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Five U.S. Championship Spots up For Grabs at the U.S. Open
June 29, 2009
Five spots into the 2010 U.S. Championships (tentatively scheduled for Spring, Saint Louis) are up for grabs at the 2009 U.S. Open in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Four Lead at the Philadelphia International
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 27, 2009
After four rounds of the Philadelphia International, four players lead with 3.5/4: GMs Timur Gareev and Jiri Stocek and IMs Jacek Stopa and Sam Shankland.
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Five-Way Tie at the New York International
By Elizabeth Vicary   
June 26, 2009
Elizabeth Vicary's New York International wrap-up report includes thoughts from Sam Shankland on his final round loss and an interview with and annotations by GM Jesse Kraai.
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Kaufman, Smith, & Enkhbat Win 2009 Chesapeake Open
By Michael Regan   
June 26, 2009
The 2009 Chesapeake Open (Baltimore, June 19-21) ended in a three-way tie for first at 4-1 between IM Bryan Smith, GM Larry Kaufman, and IM Tegshsure Enkhbat.
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The U.S. Chess Scoop: Episode 2
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 25, 2009
The second episode of the U.S. Chess Scoop features the New York International, where five players tied for first and IM Lev Milman earned his final GM norm.
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Nakamura Confirmed for Corus and London
June 25, 2009
Hikaru Nakamura, now rated 2710 FIDE, is slated for a number of elite international tournaments in the coming year, including San Sebastian, Spain, the London Chess Classic and Corus Chess 2010.
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2nd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards Announced
By Aviv Friedman   
June 24, 2009
The Schein-Friedman Scholastic recognition project announces this year's winners: 12-year-old Darwin Yang, 17-year-old Alisa Melekhina and 10-year-old Luke Harmon.
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A norm for Milman and a Big Tie at the New York International
June 23, 2009
At the New York International Lev Milman earned his last GM norm with a final round victory over GM Yudasin! Meanwhile five players tied for first; IMs Shankland and Barbosa and GMs Kacheishvili, Stripunsky and Hracek.
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Jen on Brave Iranian Moves
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 23, 2009
Jennifer Shahade writes about the top women Iranian players and challenges you to solve combinations by the country's two WGMs, Shadi Paridar and Atousa Pourkashiyan.
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Adventures of a Samford: Friedel on the 2009 U.S. Champs
By GM Josh Friedel   
June 22, 2009
GM Josh Friedel gives us a blow by blow account of his ups and downs at the 2009 U.S. Championship, from sharing the lead early to a final and brutal loss to Nakamura.
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Titles Confirmed for Ludwig, Goletiani, Enkhbat and Hess
By Walter Brown   
June 22, 2009
At the recent FIDE Congress, Daniel Ludwig, Rusudan Goletiani and Tegshsuren Enkhbat's IM titles were confirmed. Robert Hess has been conditionally awarded his GM title, which will be official on July 1 when his rating will shoot to 2560!
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Barbosa and Shankland Lead New York International
By Elizabeth Vicary   
June 22, 2009
IMs Oliver Barbosa and Sam Shankland lead the New York International at the Marshall Chess Club with 5/6. With 3 rounds to go, Elizabeth Vicary weighs in.  
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Election Information Update
By Mike Nolan, Chair, USCF Election Committee   
June 20, 2009
Mike Nolan, the Chair of the USCF Election committee explains how to vote in the upcoming election, and informs members that Brian Lafferty has dropped out of the race.
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New York International Begins with Upsets
June 20, 2009
The New York International began with upsets, including Marc Arnold winning over Lenderman, Marc Esserman defeating GM Hracek, Darwin Yang drawing against the #1 seed, GM Ehlvest and Kassa Korley defeating IM Fernandez.
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